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Capital of China Issues New One Dog Policy In Beijing

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www.DogExplorer.com News — The official Xinhua news agency is reporting that residents of Beijing will now face a limit on the number of dogs in their households similar to that imposed on parents in China. In the case of dog owners, the stated reason is to prevent the spread of rabies. The order maps out nine separate regions within the Chinese Capital where the new rules will take effect. Each household will be limited to a single dog and owners of dogs that have not been registered with authorities are subject to legal penalties. While not defined, so-called “dangerous and large dogs” will be banned under the new rules, according to Xinhua. The regulations require all dogs in the effected areas to be inoculated “regularly.” In areas outside the metro Beijing zones large and dangerous dogs will be allowed...

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Bird Flu Dog Death In Thailand – Human Infection Possible

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www.DogExplorer.com News — A dog which died from infection with the so-called bird flu, technically known as the H5N1 avian influenza virus, may indicate a transmission vector to humans say researchers in Thailand. According to a study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, before the dog died two years ago, it developed a massive infection with the virus present in its kidneys, lungs and liver. The disease first appeared in the canine five days after it had eaten infected ducks in the Thai province of Suphanburi. The researchers expressed concern that this case of a fatal infection in yet another mammal underscores the small, but real risk of pet to human transmission. “Despite the low probability of H5N1 infection in domestic animals, the possibility of humans acquiring H5N1 infection from direct contact with infected cats and dogs warrants concern and...

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Pet Insurance Nightmare – Bulldog Beware!

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Bulldog beware is the lesson taught by this pet insurance customer’s experience trying to compel her company to honor her dog’s policy. The woman, an experienced pet health professional who works as a vet tech says that after her first claim was paid by the company, a second claim on a different problem related to the Bulldog’s eye lids was denied. Click To View Dog Video News Story Please Note: A new window will open. She enlists the aid of her local television station’s consumer affairs reporter to troubleshoot the policy and attitude of the insurance company. Reports are filed with a Texas State Agency and the Better Business Bureau before the unnamed pet insurance company finally agrees to pay for both the claim and medications. Looking for premium dog food for your special friends? We have a great...

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Dog Infected With Asian Bird Flu

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Houston, TX — Thailand has confirmed the first known case of H5N1, or Asian bird flu, in a dog. “We have found that a dog was infected by the H5N1 virus,” says Nittaya Chanruangmahaphol of the Thailand Health Ministry. The details are sketchy concerning the canine, but the case has been confirmed by two Thai universities, and local newspapers report the dog is still alive. This case of canine infection follows the first documented feline case of the avian flu which was reported last month. While officials claim there is no evidence of a burgeoning epidemic among household animals, this recent case indicates the disease is still being spread, despite...

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Animal Shelter In Cincinnati Pleads For Help – Dog Video News

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Overstocked and under-funded, LeLand Gordon, Shelter Director of the Butler County, Ohio, Animal Friends Humane Society in Trenton, Ohio, explains the desperate need for new facilities in this dog video news story. Click To View Dog Video News Story Please Note: A new window will open. The Animal Friends Shelter is the only Butler County facility to accept every animal delivered. Problems are developing with sick animals convalescing next to healthy animals posing the risk of the spread of contagious diseases among the pets. An effort is underway to provide the financial resources through increased fees, a local tax or perhaps donations. Looking for premium dog food for your special friends? We have a great selection of Innova dog food, Canidae dog food, and other great dog foods for you to consider. Please support DogExplorer.com with a subscription. DogExplorer.com...

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